Kristine Larson

Eos highlights Larson earning Charles A. Whitten Medal

May 26, 2021

The journal Eos is touting Professor Emerita Kristine Larson's win of the 2020 AGU Charles A. Whitten Medal. The American Geophysical Union honor recognized Larson for her outstanding achievement in research on the form and dynamics of the Earth and planets: "Kristine Larson is among the great innovators in geodesy...

Visualization of satellites in orbit around Earth. (Credit: NASA)

Crashing Chinese rocket highlights growing dangers of space debris

May 12, 2021

This weekend, a Chinese rocket booster, weighing nearly 23 tons, came rushing back to Earth after spending more than a week in space—the result of what some critics, including NASA Administrator Bill Nelson , have attributed to poor planning by China. Pieces of the rocket, dubbed Long March 5B, are...

Bob Marshall

Borrowing Navy submarine radio signals to study space

April 30, 2021

Bob Marshall is studying the interaction of high-energy particles in orbit around Earth using an unlikely data source: radio signals sent by the U.S. Navy to communicate with submarines under the ocean. The assistant professor in the Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder has earned a...

Illustration of NASA’s DART spacecraft and the Italian Space Agency’s (ASI) LICIACube prior to impact at the Didymos binary system.

Building planetary defenses for killer asteroids

April 19, 2021

Jay McMahon is joining a groundbreaking NASA mission to test asteroid deflection technology. McMahon, an assistant professor in the Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder has been named a participating scientist in the Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART). DART is the first...

Tomoko Matsuo

Qualitative Data from Citizen Scientists Enhances AMGeO’s Auroras Research

March 10, 2021

In response to solar storms, electrons and ions are produced in the Earth’s magnetosphere that collide with the upper atmosphere’s oxygen and nitrogen. This collision causes a release of energy in the form of a magnificent glow of light - an aurora. Only visible in high-latitude regions, auroras have long...

Penina Axelrad

Axelrad leading the way through positioning, navigation and timing

March 5, 2021

Penina Axelrad has built her career pushing the boundaries of GPS technology. As a faculty member in the Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences, she has earned accolades from her peers, served in leadership positions, taught hundreds and hundreds of students, been inducted into the National Academy...

Álvaro Romero-Calvo

PhD student wins suborbital research launch competition

March 2, 2021

Álvaro Romero-Calvo is sending research up, up and away with Blue Origin. The second-year aerospace PhD student at the University of Colorado Boulder has won the 2021 Ken Souza Memorial Student Spaceflight Research Program, sponsored by the American Society for Gravitational and Space Research, earning him a payload slot on...

Textbook covers.

Jade Morton's Position, Navigation, and Timing Technologies in the 21st Century published

Feb. 11, 2021

Professor Jade Morton's new book has been published. Morton is the lead editor of Position, Navigation, and Timing Technologies in the 21st Century (PNT21) , now available from Wiley-IEEE Press. The textbook follows more than five years of work by 131 authors from 18 countries. It offers comprehensive coverage of...

Thermoelectric concept from Mahmoud Hussein

Hussein, Palo win 2020 Lab Venture Challenge

Nov. 24, 2020

Fourteen university innovators including Smead Aerospace's Mahmoud Hussein and Scott Palo pitched their technologies at Lab Venture Challenge (LVC), a funding competition hosted by Venture Partners at CU Boulder that helps commercially-promising technologies accelerate into impactful business ventures. Judges from the local entrepreneurial ecosystem awarded a record total of 12...

Paul Sánchez

Sánchez featured on PBS NOVA

Oct. 28, 2020

The latest episode of PBS's NOVA spotlights NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission and the effort to understand and protect Earth against the prospect of a rogue asteroid. Paul Sánchez, a senior research associate in the Colorado Center for Astrodynamics Research is featured the episode, which premiered Oct. 21. Sánchez joined CU Boulder...

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